Happy Pancake Day! Some people refer to this day as Mardi Gras. Go figure. 2 hours of Mardi Gras, 2 hours of tunes from, about it and in some way relevant to New Orleans. We heard Jelly Roll Morton talk about Mardi Gras and Indian songs he remembered from his childhood. Primordial jazz from the likes of Sam Morgan, Louis DuMaine and the Humphrey Brothers (Willie and Percy) blowin' down Jerico with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The Ancient Mix Master showed up with a few 78's. A great set on Capitol called The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South. We also heard Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), for orchestra by Ferde Grofe. This version conducted by Andre Kostelanetz. I played it out of sequence so we started in New Orleans and ended in Minnesota, the land of sky blue water. The show ended with another aspect of Mardi Gras: hooch, hoodoo and hopheads. For more information please visit the blog.